2012-03-18

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[personal profile] earwall2012-03-18 01:35 pm
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Psytrance double feature: Johann Bley: Backup, Space Tribe vs. Johann Bley: The Bomb





Continuing the psytrance assault, here are the first contemporary tracks (2011!), and the first example of the "full-on" sound that has dominated trance dancefloors in recent years.

I don't normally post this kind of music -- it's "straighter" than the old school psytrance I love -- but the musical ideas herein lift them above the rest of the fodder. "Backup" is a surprisingly mature track, with lots of melody, no cheesy buildups, and a genuine sense of otherworldliness. "The Bomb", meanwhile, pushes the cheddar factor a bit, but still sucks me in with its liquid-neon melodic lines.